Waterloo, Prepare for Lift-off!
The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an intense 48-hour international hackathon hosted simultaneously in over 100 cities around the world. This is the second year the Waterloo hackathon will be held at Communitech. This event is aimed at solving some of NASA’s most complex challenges. They enable participants to solve these challenges by making their enormous amounts of data open and available through the openNASA initiative. Some of these challenges include better measuring the Earth’s air quality, better understanding the impact of climate change, and even finding better ways to monitor the health of astronauts.
Last year's hackathon
Hosted at Communitech in 2016, NASA Space Apps Waterloo attracted 110 competitors, $11,400 in cash sponsorship, $6,500 in-kind sponsorship, and nearly 500 volunteered hours. This year’s event is expected to bring 150 competitors.
A look at 2016
63% Software Developer
72% University of Waterloo
Average group size 3.4
2740 Rochers Consumed
7 Free .CO Domains Claimed
Challenges from last year
Designed by NASA and the European Space Agency, last year's challenges focused on real-world design challenges, and on making our planet and universe accessible, visual, and fun to explore.
***This year's challenges coming soon***
Interested in sponsorship for Space Apps Waterloo 2017? We're looking for individuals and organisations who would like to provide food, technology, hardware, software, in kind sponsorships, or sign up for one of our sponsorship packages.
Interested in providing mentorship at this year's event?